Machu Picchu is located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru, on a 7,970-feet mountain ridge. It is located in the Cusco Region, Province of Urubamba, in Machupicchu District, 50 miles northwest of Cuzco. The Urubamba River flows through this valley cutting towards the Cordillera creating a canyon with a tropical mountain climate.
Machu Picchu is open the whole year, and although peak season is July and August, you should always expect crowds, especially on Sundays.
Machu Picchu, built in the classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls, is the most iconic archeological site of the Inca civilization. It was constructed as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472), but was abandoned at the time of the Spanish conquest.
Machu Picchu was declared a Peruvian Historic Sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in a worldwide Internet poll.
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